Reflexology

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Clinical Reflexology

Reflexology is a complementary therapy based on the belief that there are reflex areas in the feet which are believed to correspond to all organs and parts of the body. Reflexology works on an individual basis and may alleviate and improve symptoms such as everyday stress and tension.

During a typical reflexology session the reflexologist will take a detailed medical history. Sessions are performed in a comfortable reclining chair or couch. The client will be asked to remove footwear and socks. The practitioner will make a visual and tactile examination of the area to be worked before beginning the precise reflexology massage movements. The particular types of movements involved require the application of an appropriate pressure using the thumb and fingers.

Reflexology can be a wonderfully relaxing experience where you can take time out from everyday pressures.

The therapist's expert touch will help you relax which can help improve mood, aid sleep and relieve tension. The result is an overall sense of wellbeing.

A series of regular treatments is generally recommended. The experience of receiving a reflexology treatment is that it is very restful and enjoyable. Clients have commented that they sleep better, and feel clearer headed and refreshed in the days following the treatment.

Reflexology foot treatment

Reflexology training

Carolyn offers through the Gaia School of Natural Health training in Reflexology. Press button below for further details

Reflexology training

Please see below the Association of Reflexologists interactive foot map to give you an appreciation of what areas of the foot correspond to an area of the body.


Ayurvedic Reflexology

This is a treatment which fuses reflexology with a traditional Indian foot massage. The foot massage or padabhyanga (pada=foot and abhyanga=massage) is a soothing, calming, revitalizing and balancing part of the traditional ancient Ayurvedic health care modality.

The treatment involves three components:

  • Massage
  • A Kasa bowl (small metal bowl made of copper, zinc and tin)
  • Marma points (Ayurvedic energy or pressure points in the legs and feet - there are five in this area of the body)

The treatment begins with cleansing the feet, followed by a relaxing massage of the feet and calves using warm sesame oil, helping the feet and lower legs to relax. Sesame oil is used as it is a powerful antioxidant which is used to nourish the skin as it is easily absorbed.

Next the warmed kasa bowl is used in circular movements on the feet and lower legs, before gentle pressure is applied to the marma points on the feet and lower legs in order to rebalance the body's energy.

Within Ayurveda, practitioners use the padabhyanga to calm the mind and nervous system, to promote quality sleep and to help circulation. It is a truly relaxing and calming treatment.

Ayurvedic reflexology

Fertility Reflexology (Reproflexology)

Supporting you safely and effectively to enhance your natural fertility or with conventional treatments, such as Clomid, with fully medicated cycles of IUI, IVF, ICSI, as well as with donor eggs. Continuing to support you throughout pregnancy, birth & beyond.

Carolyn has many years of experience in supporting couples on their journey to conceive. She is a Full Member of the Association of Reproductive Reflexologists, and has been trained by Barbara Scott in her "Reproflexology" techniques. She has also completed the MRTP Maternity Reflexology Training Programme with Mauricio 'Moshe' Kruchik which covered pre-conception and sub-fertility.

Fertility or Reproductive reflexology can be used as a stand-alone treatment to enhance your natural fertility or alongside conventional treatments, (such as Clomid), with fully medicated cycles of IUI, IVF, ICSI, or with donor eggs.

Members of the Association of Reproductive Reflexologists are specially trained to work alongside medicated cycles using treatment protocol that we believe works to enhance the medications' efficacy.

Your initial consultation will involve discussing all aspects of your health, from what you eat, to your lifestyle choices, in order to advise on how best to prepare your body for conceiving a child. You and your partner will be asked to complete a detailed questionnaire, and you will be provided with a Client Information Pack containing details on fertility charting and healthy eating advice etc.

Reproflexology

Fertility Reflexology training

Training in Fertility Reflexology is only available to students undertaking Level 5 Centralia Mastership. For further details please press the button below

Reflexology training

Maternity Reflexology

Maternity Reflexology is aimed specifically at women during pregnancy, labour and the post-natal period.

Pregnancy and preparing for labour

I have many years of experience in treating pregnant ladies, and now teach these skills to other reflexologists. I know exactly how to safely offer reflexology at any point during your pregnancy, including during the first trimester. There are a few pregnancy related conditions during which it is not wise to have reflexology. Please mention any issues or concerns to me when you contact me, and I will be happy to advise on whether reflexology is suitable for you.

A reflexology treatment during pregnancy allows time for you to relax and put your feet up. Your body is going through many changes, physically, hormonally and emotionally, and reflexology will support you at every stage of your pregnancy, offering you a sense of calm, relaxation and usually an improvement in your sleeping.

Whilst it is not clinically proven, there is plenty of anecdotal evidence from women who feel they have benefitted from reflexology throughout their pregnancy and from those who have turned to reflexology once their baby has past their due date. You may like to check out some of the reviews I have received from past clients.

Preparation for labour

As your due date approaches, a few sessions of reflexology are a helpful way of promoting relaxation at a time of natural anxiety and anticipation.

maternity

Maternity Reflexology training

Carolyn offers through the Gaia School of Natural Health training in Maternity Reflexology for reflexologists for their continuing professional development (CPD). For further details please press the button below

Maternity Reflexology training

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